How to Sue For a Surgical Error in New York State

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How to Sue For a Surgical Error in New York State

New York City is home to some of the most brilliant doctors in the country, and perhaps even the world. However, there are times where even these doctors are negligent, and if you are someone who has gone into surgery and awoke with even more severe complications, there is a good chance you qualify for compensation. Fortunately, our New York City medical malpractice attorney can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most prevalent types of surgical errors?

Doctors and surgeons can make a wide array of mistakes when operating on a person. Some of the most common surgical errors we see are as follows:

  • Mistakenly puncturing an organ with surgical tools
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Mistakenly leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient’s body
  • Careless or negligent incisions
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Operating on the wrong patient

What happens when a doctor makes a surgical error?

When doctors make surgical errors, people are susceptible to various types of injuries and complications as a result. Some of the most frequent, yet disturbing results of surgical errors are as follows:

  • Nerve damage
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Blood clots
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Septic shock
  • Death
  • Brain trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Slowed healing
  • Hemorrhaging
  • PTSD

If your surgeon made a mistake and caused any of the above symptoms, he or she must be held accountable. Our firm is here to help you do just that.

How do I sue a surgeon for medical malpractice?

To win a lawsuit against a surgeon, you will have to hire an attorney who can satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, this means that you will need an attorney who can prove that the surgeon in question owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care and that you were severely injured and suffered significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side. Additionally, you should also note that for medical malpractice claims, you have less time to sue than other personal injury claims. Generally, you will have 2.5 years from the date of the incident to sue a doctor for medical malpractice. If you wait too long, you will be barred from suing. We are ready to help you today, so do not delay.

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